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USED Towboat Hiwassee

Sternwheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1908 at Howard Shipyard, Jeffersonville, IN.
  • Launched in 1908
  • Christened, commissioned and placed in service in 1908 by the U.S. Army Engineers as USED Towboat Hiwassee
  • Assigned to the U.S. Army Engineers Nashville District
  • USED Hiwassee worked on the Tennessee River and Cumberland River
  • Retired from U.S. Army service, circa 1931
  • Sold in 1932 to Nashville Builders Supply Company
  • Sold in 1935 to Midwest Terminals Company.
  • Final Disposition, dismantled in 1938
    Displacement 120 t.
    Length 100'
    Beam 20'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 3'5"
    Speed unknown
    Crew Accommodations unknown
    steam engine(s)

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    107k US Army Corps of Engineers towboat USED Hiwassee and USED Dredge Kentucky dredging on the Cumberland River at Eddyville, KY. Note Kentucky State Prison in the background.
    US Army Corp of Engineers, Nashville District photo
    John Spivey
    69k USED Towboat Hiwassee underway, date and location unknown
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Historical Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey
    109k USED Towboat Hiwassee and USED Dredge Tishomingo working at Lock G. Cumberland River above Nashville, 24 May 1931.
    US Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District photo #3375, found on FLICKR.
    John Spivery

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